Amelia Joulain

PhD student

Research Overview

My research project is part of the (ERC-funded) Spatial Humanities project which aims to show that Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can prove useful to the analysis of qualitative data, for the benefit of disciplines in the Humanities. I will be investigating nineteenth-century newspapers using Corpus Linguistics methods and GIS with a goal to making a contribution to the field of History. The main research question is: ‘how are places represented in British public discourse and how has this changed over time?’

Corpus linguistics for History: the methodology of investigating place-name discourses in digitised nineteenth-century newspapers
Joulain, A.T. 2017 Lancaster University. 394 p.
Doctoral Thesis

From digital resources to historical scholarship with the British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection
Gregory, I.N., Atkinson, P.D., Hardie, A., Joulain-Jay, A., Kershaw, D., Porter, C., Rayson, P.E., Rupp, C.J. 25/02/2016 In: Journal of Siberian Federal University: Humanities and social sciences. 9, 4, p. 994-1006. 13 p.
Journal article

Dealing with heterogeneous big data when geoparsing historical corpora
Rupp, C.J., Rayson, P., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., Joulain, A., Hartmann, D. 2014 In: Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. IEEE p. 80-83. 4 p.
Paper